The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 173

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LTTE Top Leader killed in Vanni
Saroj Pathirana in London, Wednesday 26/09/01 1755 GMT. A senior leader of Sri Lanka’s Tamil tigers’ has been killed near Oddusuddan in the Vanni this morning. A close confidante of the LTTE supremo Prabhakaran Col. Shankar has been involved with the Tigers for nearly two decades, a statement issued by the LTTE headquarters in the Vanni said. In an unprecedented move, the Tigers condemn the assassination and went on to point the finger to the Sri Lankan Army (SLA). But the government forces deny any involvement with the attack. " I am yet to receive detailed information" SLA spokesman brigadier Sanath Karunarathne told BBC’s Sandeshaya.

However, the military analysts in Colombo believe that the assassination was a result of a fight between the rival fractions of the LTTE. "It is not confirmed yet. But the Sri Lankan Army sources say this was an attack by the LTTE itself" a senior military analyst told The Lanka Academic.
Published: Wed Sep 26 13:52:40 EDT 2001

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Tamil Tiger leader killed in Sri Lanka blast: rebels, Sep 26 2001 21:32 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 26 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas announced the killing Wednesday of one of its senior leaders and accused government forces of responsibility... Back to the top

Tamil Bishop asks LTTE to stop forcible recruitment
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 2.57 PM SLT Wednesday September 26, 2001. Human rights activists led by the Bishop of Trincomalee and Batticaloa,Dr... Back to the top

Jaffna's young show war scars
Asia Times, Wednesday, 26th Sept 14:43 GMT. Jaffna, the seat of a Tamil revolt for an independent state, once produced the best students seeking entry into universities... Back to the top

ACTC and TELO sign their support for the no confidence motion
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.15 a.m. SLT Wednesday September 26. The All Ceylon Tamil Congress and the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization have pledged their support to the no confidence motion mooted by the main opposition United National Party... Back to the top

Gulf Air to resume flights to Colombo after cut in insurance premiums, Sep 26 2001 21:20 IST. Gulf Air said Wednesday it will resume a service to Colombo from September 29, at an initial rate of four times a week, after the Sri Lankan government reduced high war-risk insurance premiums for planes landing there... Back to the top

Parents withdraw kids from schools in LTTE held areas of Batticaloa
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 4.08 PM SLT Wednesday September 26, 2001. Schools in the LTTE controlled areas of Batticaloa district have not been functioning for the past two or three weeks because parents are scared that the LTTE will forcibly take their children away... Back to the top

People of Sri Lanka, Ukraine on board ship on fire in Suez
Nothern Light, Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:07 AM EST . CAIRO, Sep 26, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- a result of a fire which broke out last night on board a Ukranian ship at the Suez southern terminal... Back to the top

Sri Lanka says Tiger rebels turn cattle thieves
MSNBC, Wednesday, 26th Sept 14:38GMT. COLOMBO, Sept. 26 — Sri Lanka blamed Tamil Tiger rebels on Wednesday for the disappearance of hundreds of cattle from farms in the island's war-torn east. More than 300 hundred cattle had been stolen by the rebels in the past few days to be used as beasts of burden in transporting weapons and equipment, the army said in a report on its Web site, (www... Back to the top

Colombo's skyline with Twin Towers/PHOTO
Yahoo/AP, 26 September 2001. Colombo's skyline with Twin Towers and Bank of Ceylon, right, is seen from Colombo harbor in a picture taken in April 2001... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Heads Asia-Pacific Human Rights Forum
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JVP hails peoples power
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.10 a.m. SLT Tuesday September 25. The Marxist oriented Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today hailed what it termed the people's power' after a bill lending sweeping powers to an independent constitutional council was passed in parliament last night... Back to the top

Police recruit more men
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 2.30pm SLT, Sep.25, 2001. A Police constable measures the chest of Amith Jayakody at a police recruitment center in Colombo... Back to the top

US Consulate- Sri Lanka, September 25. Terror is terror, whether it is in New York, Washington, London, or Colombo... Back to the top

Toothless, at home and abroad
National Post, September 25. Intelligence gathering is another field in which we are doing little to help the fight against terrorism... Back to the top

Asian Airlines Run For Cover As Insurance Coverage Thins
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World Trade Center worm calls for vote on war
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Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka find place on landmark reform council
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US DEPT OF STATE: Daily press briefing -- Part 2 of 2
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Asian airlines still flying
CNN, September 25. Sri Lanka's national carrier briefly grounded its aircraft, but other Asian airlines remained in the air after war-coverage insurance policies expired Tuesday... Back to the top

No "Divaina" and "The Island" Wednesday, too
Saroj Pathirana in London, Tuesday 25/09/01 1750 GMT. As staff of Upali Newspapers Group continued their strike, Divaina and The Island will not be published for the second consecutive day... Back to the top

Sri Lanka government faces no-trust vote after reforms, Sep 25 2001 11:04 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 25 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's main opposition Tuesday moved to topple the Marxist-backed government through a parliament vote a day after the assembly approved reforms to de-politicise key institutions... Back to the top

Insurance glitch grounds Sri Lanka Airline planes
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.10 a.m. SLT Tuesday September 25. An insurance glitch has brought to a standstill flight operations at Sri Lankan Airlines after Lloyds Insurers refused to give full insurance cover to aircraft belonging to the national carrier... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Parliament Passes Constitutional Amendment
People's Daily, Tuesday, September 25, 2001, updated at 13:30. Sri Lanka 's Parliament on Monday night passed the draft bill for the amendment of the constitution by the required two-third majority with the support of opposition parties, the official Daily News said on Tuesday... Back to the top

SAF Games off indefinitely
Yahoo India, Monday September 24, 4:35 AM. Islamabad, Sept. 23: Another casualty of the recent crisis in the region were the ninth South Asian Federation (SAF) Games, scheduled for October 6-15. They have now been put off indefinitely... Back to the top

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